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Best things to do in Bywater, New Orleans

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Wine Bar
“A wine bar with live music in the back yard. Can get very crowded on weekends so go early”
429 locals recommend
“Big variety of local food at great price. Try the most popular creole food all at once! ”
228 locals recommend
BBQ Joint
“The BBQ in this Bywater location is incredible and a must have! Locals love it!”
180 locals recommend
Pizza Place
“Voted #1 Pizza in New Orleans and Best NOLA Pizza Restaurant of the Year. ”
212 locals recommend
“The atmosphere is lively, fun & friendly to all! Great food & bottomless mimosas with a pool & jacuzzi in back. The drag brunch is a blast!”
239 locals recommend
Southern / Soul Food Restaurant
“In the By-Water, funky, hip inspired New Orleans food. Good breakfasts and brunch, but good anytime.”
199 locals recommend
Tapas Restaurant
“Bi-level bar draws locals for tapas & beers in a chill, quirky space, with DJs & dancing upstairs.”
215 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
“Satsuma Cafe hones a hipster vibe in the Bywater neighborhood. The vegan curry scramble with roasted sweet potato, kale, and cauliflower flavor blends are spot on. Mexican tacos and fluffy blueberry pancakes are hometown and out of town favorites. ”
212 locals recommend
“Part of the French Market District, Crescent Park is a 1.4 mile, 20 acre urban linear park that connects our community and visitors to our riverfront. This unique public space provides breathtaking views of New Orleans, native landscaping, bike paths, a dog run and multi-use pavilions for all to enjoy.”
202 locals recommend
“Thursday Nights are world famous for local music. Cory Henry's Treme Funktet holds forth every thursday night. Not to be missed.”
121 locals recommend
“Hipster-friendly lounge for drinks, sports on TV, weekly events like comedy shows & Vietnamese fare.”
112 locals recommend
Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurant
“Sneaky Pickle is in the Bywater neighborhood and has a hidden wine bar in its backyard, open weekends till midnight. They nail sweet savory beat dishes and offer one of the few tempeh reuben sandwiches in the city. I recommend any flatbread sandwich they dream up.”
100 locals recommend
Wine Shop
“Our local wine shop - free tastings every Wednesday from 6-9 pm. They also have a selection of cheeses and delicious bread from Bellegarde Bakery. Have a glass there and then take a bottle home!”
88 locals recommend
“Local watering hole that offers a lively atmosphere and serves food late night!”
95 locals recommend
“Inexpensive drinks, 24 hr bar, cash only, Check to see when Little Freddie King is playing, he usually comes once a month and cover is only $10.00, pool table too”
86 locals recommend
“Royal Street is another destination for museums, antique shops, and art galleries.”
73 locals recommend